On January 28, 2019, my total locked-in profits in the stock market has reached the 6-digit mark. The exact amount, for my own documentation, is PhP100,327.77. Please note that I have been a direct investor since July 2014 and my total stock market investment is under 500K. I have also been recording my gains consistently from the moment I made my first selling transaction in August 2014 and received my first dividend payout, also in the same period. I’m so happy!
Let me tell you, though, that a portion from these gains is on the losing side at present. But hey, those aren’t considered losses until I sell them (which I won’t do!). I’m just glad the market is starting to get strong again, or at least a lot of my positions are.
Continue reading “Stock Market Journey: My First 6-Digit Gains”
On July 21, 2014, my 30-year old self braved the financially rewarding yet dangerous world of stock market investing. I have never looked back since that time. Officially on my fourth year in my COL Financial journey today, I wish I have new lessons to share with you based on my first-hand account but I haven’t really been paying that much attention to my portfolio in the past months. The market has been down since February and all I’ve been doing is receiving dividends (which always makes my day!) and buying stocks (they are sold at bargain prices these days!) when I have extra money to deposit to my COL Financial account.
Continue reading “Lessons on Stock Market Investing, Vol. VI”
At present, my stocks portfolio with COL Financial is experiencing a low. (Even my BDO UITF is on the negative side right now.) I’d like to believe the market is down or having some sort of a correction. It’s been like that since the month started. Brenda, a newbie stock market investor like me, shares the same sentiment here. The last time I checked (which was this morning), one of my stocks even had a loss of -18.50%. Should I be worried? My heart says yes while my mind says no. I choose to listen to the latter. I try to be positive about this because I have faith in my stock picks.
To continue with my Lessons on Stock Market Investing series (you may read Vol. I here), below are some of the things I learned from my nine months (as of April 21st) of investing directly in the stock market:
Continue reading “Lessons on Stock Market Investing, Vol. II”